Help save a life during National Blood Donor Month with blood donations

Red blood cells must be used within 42 days of collection

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SAN ANTONIO – Start off the new decade saving a life in the annual KSAT Community blood drive with KSAT Community partner, University Health System.

Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.

That’s why University Health System is providing blood donation services Monday to Friday from Jan. 27-31 at University Hospital during National Blood Donor Month.

Last year, the University Health System transfused over 30,000 units of blood.

All blood donated at University Hospital is used in-house for its patients.

Red blood cells must be used within 42 days of collection.

Listed below are the times for blood donations through the University Health System.

You can also donate blood through January at University Hospital since the San Antonio area is in urgent need of blood donations.

University Hospital (Jan. 27-31)

4502 Medical Drive, Rio Tower, 3rd floor, free parking

Donor room hours: Monday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Donor room hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Donor room hours: Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Closed on Saturday and Sunday

Two off-site drives:

University Family Health Center - Southwest (Wednesday, Jan. 29)

2121 SW 36th Street – 2nd-floor conference room

Donor room hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Robert B. Green Pavilion - Foundation Room, 5th floor (Friday, Jan. 31)

903 W. Martin

Donor room hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit, or call 210-358-2812 to schedule an appointment to help save lives!

About the Author:

Kiersten has been a Digital Content Creator with KSAT12 since 2017. She graduated from Texas State University with an electronic media degree and previously worked for the Spurs Sports & Entertainment.